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Original oil painting on canvas titled "Helping Hands" as a tribute to Jim Henson's "The Labyrinth", my favorite childhood movie.


12" x 36"


"Helping Hands occupy a vertical corridor through which Sarah inadvertantly falls in Labyrinth. Made up of hundreds of painted latex gloves, modeled after Jane Gootnick's hand.[1] The Helping Hands communicate by coming together to form faces (generally using 5 to 7 hands). They also hold Sarah in place while she decides whether she'd like to go back up the corridor, or continue downward. When she chooses down, the hands drop her, and it is revealed that the bottom of their shaft leads to an oubliette." (


"She chose down!"


Helping Hands